Yesterday @dthompson and I (mostly Dave) worked on "guix deploy" and got it to a nearly minimally working state

However, we're stuck on a weird issue involving (guile-)ssh. We could use help if you're interested in looking.

BTW, if this interests you and you're a student, maybe you'd like to work on "guix deploy" as a summer project? @dthompson and myself are interested in mentoring "guix deploy" and related tooling for GSoC this year.

Just think! You could spend your summer hacking lisp/scheme/guix/functional-distros/etc!

@cwebber @dthompson I'm very interested. I assume this is under GNU umbrella organization for GSoC and I should follow their guidelines for submitting proposals?

@jakob @cwebber yes, you would apply for this specific project under the GNU GSoC umbrella.

@cwebber @dthompson Off the top of my head, maybe it tries to open an additional channel, and fails, because of firewalls or something.
Just a guess.

@amiloradovsky It could be... it was being done over phone tethering since we didn't have real internet access at the hacking location :)

I wonder what will happen if @dthompson runs it again from home?

@cwebber btw, I now get a *different* SSH error that is equally baffling but is even worse than the previous one. I can't even login to the server now. libssh says it fails to read my private key. I checked with strace and the private key file is successfully opened and read from so I have no clue wtf is going on. using the OpenSSH client to access the server continues to work just fine. I thought maybe it was a gnome key agent issue, so I rebooted the machine but it still doesn't work.

@dthompson See my and Ludo's recent replies on the list... "guix copy" is also failing, so it definitely isn't just your code.

@cwebber so now the question is: is this a libssh/guile-ssh issue or an openssh daemon configuration issue?

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